The Panda Princess Heads to the Panda Ball – A Black & White Night at the Waldorf Astoria

img_9960Things these days aren’t as black and white as we would hope they’d be, but we can count on one thing to deliver this desire – pandas!

It was pure “pandamonium” last night at New York City’s iconic landmark hotel, the Waldorf Astoria , for the first annual Black & White Panda Ball hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

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A Fancy Fete at The Plaza Hotel, Holiday Style

img_0768Since 1907 New York’s famed The Plaza Hotel has been the symbol of class, elegance and pure luxury. The dream of three of Manhattan’s elite, this classic hotel came to life when the three men purchased the property with the hotel of the same name and turned it into one of the most iconic hotels in all the world. With nothing but decadence and opulence in mind, the men spared no expense or detail in developing this Midtown marvel.

Fast forward to modern day and The Plaza Hotel is still as beautiful and fabulous as ever. It has been the set for many movie scenes, the locale for plenty of swanky soirees and of course, one of New York City’s most visited landmarks. Dignitaries, celebrities and socialites alike have all graced the floors of this 19 story building spanning the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, directly across from Central Park.

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The Pizza Princess Visits The Pizza King – A Day at DiFara’s in Brooklyn

IMG_3206Pizza – the famously delish diet staple for all New Yorkers, born and brought, alike. Whether you’re out for a full pie, or just a plain slice, pizza brings people together, regardless of your choice of toppings. You can eat it any time of day, any type of way, and I’d even go as far as saying it’s the (unofficial) grub of Gotham. Characterized by its round, thin crust (usually well-done), sweet sauce and very particularly placed mozzarella cheese, this food favorite originated in the Big Apple in the early 1900’s. Continue reading “The Pizza Princess Visits The Pizza King – A Day at DiFara’s in Brooklyn”

Empire Excitement

IMG_0137Summer in the City is something special. The weather is great, everyone is out and about, and there’s definitely no shortage of things to do. So when you set out on a random Saturday evening with no plans in tow, you can expect not to be disappointed, even with the simplest of plans… and that’s exactly how my weekend evening turned out.  Continue reading “Empire Excitement”